Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saint-Victor-l'Abbaye
Seine-Maritime

Haute-Normandie

Rue Guillaume le Conquérant
(Église Saint-Victor)

Guillaume le Conquérant

William the Conqueror

c. 1028 - 1087
Duke of Normandy and King of England.
(Wikipedia)

13th century

Saint-Victor-l'Abbaye /  Guillaume le Conquérant   Saint-Victor-l'Abbaye /  Guillaume le Conquérant

Description

Stone statue of William the Conquerer as a youth. The statue stands on a round column partly in a niche in the church wall. The statue was erected by the monks of Saint-Victor-en-Caux, which was restored by William.

Inscription(s)

On the column is a hardly readable text.

... statue du xii siecle
... guillaume le conquerant
... normandie et roi d'angleterre
... l'abbaye de st. victor-en-caux


... statue a ete placee tot en 1864
... ... de m. le senateur-prefet
...gentil maire de st. victor
...ins de m. l'abbe coches

Annotation

The head of the statue is a 19th century restoration.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°40'29" E 1°7'13"

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Item Code: frhn093; Photograph: 31 July 2015
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